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Dufftown-Glenlivet 8yo

(40%, OB, 70 Pr., OB, Black & Red Label, 1982*)
Average Score: 76
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryDufftown
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameDufftown-Glenlivet
Alcohol By Volume40%
Other Details70 Pr., OB, Black & Red Label
Issued1982*
Average Score76


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin73
Olivier Humbrecht72
Robert Karlsson83
Davin de Kergommeaux73
Craig Daniels79


Retired Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel73


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivefebruary07-2.html#210207


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: Hazelnut, praline, honey, some sour and dirty honey, some wet wool and some cardboard. A dusting of toffee and leathery fudge. Slightly hot and the spirit has burnt characteristics like a lot of grain heavy blended whiskies. Palate: Burnt toffee, silky grain some syrup, slightly sour/tannic and slightly burnt. Finish: Initially lots of syrup and then lightly sour, then burnt and warming. Lots of grain character. Comment: In the days when I first started scoring whiskies, this whisky was one of the first I ever tried and I wasn't all that impressed. But it's taken the last 30 years to work out why. It's not a great single malt because it performs like a half-way decent blend of the same epoch. Note: I've tried this whisky over about seven times since 1991. It's never been great and it's not going to get better in the bottle.